Dendrelaphis tristis is a long, slender snake with a pointed head
and a bronze coloured line running right down its back. Its diet
includes geckos, birds and occasionally frogs. This harmless snake
prefers the tree tops to life on the ground. It is camouflaged among the leaves because of
its uniform ruddy brown skin. This active snake is restless and quick,
both on the ground as well as in the trees. It is
found in southern India and the Himalayan foothills.